23 July 2024

Obama sends loving message to wife, Michelle on her birthday


Former US President, Barack Obama has taking to his Twitter page to send a loving message to his wife, Michelle on her birthday.

In his birthday message to her, he stated that every moment with his wife is a blessing.

He wrote, “Happy birthday to my love, my partner, and my best friend. Every moment with you is a blessing. Love you, Miche.”

The couple met when they were among the few African Americans at their law firm, Sidley Austin LLP. Michelle was assigned to mentor Barack while he was a summer associate in 1989.

Despite the fact that she was Barack’s mentor, he asked her out about a month later. She said she was not so keen at the time.

“Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought ‘No way. This is completely tacky,’” she told ABC News.

Eventually, she relented, and the pair went on a date. They started by having lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, taking a stroll, then ending up going to see the Spike Lee film “Do The Right Thing.”

“He showed all the sides – he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive. The fountain – nice touch. The walk – patient,” Michelle later told The Telegraph.

In 1991, they got engaged in a simple way at a dinner that was supposed to celebrate Barack passing his bar exam.

“And then the waiter came over with the dessert and a tray. And there was the ring,” Michelle later said. “And I was completely shocked.”

She told ABC News that he simply got down on one knee and asked. Michelle, of course, said yes.

On October 3, 1992, the couple got married. Michelle noted that her husband’s vows were a glimpse at what was to come.

“Barack didn’t pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered,” she said.

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